swollen abdomen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mkrassin, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. mkrassin

    mkrassin Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen with a swollen abdomen. I need some suggestions as to what to do and what to look for. mkrassin
     
  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is she? is she laying?

    Ascites(fluid in abdomen) can be due to liver failure, egg yolk peritonitis, internal laying are a few possibilities. None of these has a good prognosis. I had a hen with ascites and I gave her a warm bath and it helped to reduce the swelling and made her feel better. good luck
     
  3. mkrassin

    mkrassin Out Of The Brooder

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    This hen is eating and drinking, she has a little bit of a hard time gertting around but she does., also get on the roost at night. If there is no hope for her. I probably should do the kind thing and get rid of her. . Thanks for your reply. mkrassin
     

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